This week, William speaks to Dave about Jerry Koch. Jerry is a New York Anarchist resisting (for the 2nd time) a GJ in NYC.JerryResists.netAlso, Bursts speaks to Bella about Marie Mason, long term ecological, animal rights, labor and anarchist activist. Marie is also serving a 22 year sentence. Bella also talks about the upcoming day of Solidarity with Marie Mason, Eric McDavid and Other Longterm Anarchist Prisoners on June 11th.supportmariemason.orgjune11.orgPlaylist can be found... Topics: ashevillefm, final straw, kxcf, kwtf, repression, support
This week's show features metal from around the world including new tracks from Subrosa, With The End in Mind, Ellende and more! New spoken content coming up soon! Playlist can be found at: http://www.ashevillefm.org/node/7774 Interview archives of the show can be found at thefinalstrawradio.noblogs.org You can contact the hosts for criticisms, critiques, concerns, questions, conundrums, quandries (wait, that's the same as questions, right....damn) by emailing us at thefinalstrawradio(... Topics: ashevillefm, kxcf, kwtf, metal, music, final straw
A conversation with Doug of Modesto Anarcho, a long-running anarchist rag out of California's Central Valley. The conversation talks about class resistance, anti-police organizing and the social center being run in Modesto, as beyond.http://www.modestoanarcho.org/ Topics: modesto, anarchist, doug, ashevillefm, final straw, california
This week we present another metal show. New tracks from Skagos, Moonlit Wake, Cough and more!The playlist can be found here.The show will stream for a week, starting at 3AM on June 17 at ashevillefm.org/the-final-straw Topics: ashevillefm, final straw, kxcf, kwtf, metal, music
This week's episode features two conversations. The first is with Micah Lee of the Electronic Frontier Foundation about the NSA leaks and what information that came out of it (at the time of this show's airing) was actually new and a general overview of what government surveillance in the U.S. looks like over computers.The second conversation is with the Bay Area-based hacker, Bill Silverfox. Bill works with Hackmeet.org. We spend most of the hour discussing different communication... Topics: ashevillefm, kxcf, kwtf, final straw, hacker, anarchist, computer, security
This show was based on what information I could garner concerning the Pelican Bay and Corcoran prisoners in CA who had promised hunger strikes concerning a number of concerns. This strike eventually spread to many outside prisons throughout the state and the United States. Topics: ashevillefm, prisoner, resistance, hunger strike, kxcf, kwtf, final straw
This week's show presents an hour of music I was into about 10 years ago: Indie Rock, Emo, Alt-Rock. The show includes some less well-known, Northern California acts like The Wunder Years, Rum Diary and Life in Braille. Enjoy! Archived at ashevillefm.org/the-final-straw through 2-27-12, afterwards at archive.org by searching this show's title. Topics: emo, indie rock, ashevillefm, bursts, final straw, kxcf, kwtf
A few announcements about planned protests in Asheville around the Westborough Baptist Church's plans to protest the Billy Graham Center (!?) and the vote on Tuesday on the Business Improvement District by city council. The rest of the show is metal. :P Topics: final straw, kxcf, kwtf, bursts o'goodness, bid, metal, ashevillefm
This week's show is a short rant on the upcoming Business Improvement District couched in an hour of romantic songs. Why the hell not? Topics: bursts, final straw, ashevillefm, kxcf, kwtf, business improvement district
An hour of metal in lieu of a talk show. I'm taking a break from talk content for a few weeks and will be back up and running for a stint soon. Meanwhile, enjoy this. The playlist can be found here. Topics: bursts, final straw, ashevillefm, kxcf, kwtf, metal, music
from AshevilleFM Luis Leon was born in Veracruz, Mexico but has been living in the U.S. since the age of 5 with his parents. In 2011, after graduating high school in Marion, NC, Luis self-deported to Mexico because of the high cost of higher education to undocumented immigrants here. In July, he and 8 other immigrants who'd been living in the U.S. attempted to publicly re-enter from Mexico. This week's episode features a conversation with Luis about his experiences in Western NC, moving back to... Topics: luis leon, immigration, north carolina, ashevillefm, kxcf, kwtf, final straw
As part of Free Radical Radio's interview series, Rydra interviews Bursts of Final Straw Radio. They discuss how Final Straw came to be, get a little bit personal, talk about the future of the show and anarchist media in general, talk prisoner support and what that means/looks like, discuss how they deal with socialists pushing newspapers and holding megaphones, and much much more. Final Straw: http://thefinalstrawradio.noblogs.org/Free Radical Radio IndieGoGo: ... Topics: anarchist media, anarchy, green anarchy, final straw, ftp, acab
from AshevilleFM This week's episode of the Final Straw features a conversation on a divisive and spectacular tactic that for many outside of the movement defines what an anarchist is: the black bloc. We speak to a comrade who was present in the Kreuzberg district of Berlin on May Day of 1987 when thousands of autonomous activists (of the Autonomen movement of which our guest was and is a member) and erected burning barricades while physically resisting the state. This date is pointed to by... Topics: ashevillefm, kwtf, kxcf, final straw, germany, kreuzberg, autonomen, anarchism, riot
from AshevilleFM This week on the show we interview Bay Area author Alden Wood about his book "Crime Thought; Theorizing CrimethInc." published in 2012 by Little Black Cart. In this interview we discuss the anarchist publishing project CrimethInc., which has been active and extremely prolific since the early 1990's. It serves as an entry point for many people who are just becoming acquainted with anarchism as a political ideology. We discuss CrimethInc.'s successes and shortcomings as... Topics: kxcf, kwtf, ashevillefm, anarchism, final straw, crimethinc, alden wood
Birthday messages, banter, blues, jazz, scat, big band, crooning. An hour of some of my favorite music to fall under the genre/movement of "jazz." Come out all ye hep cats, and dig these grooves. Topics: jazz, blues, scat, big band, crooning, bursts, final straw, ashevillefm
from http://www.ashevillefm.org/the-final-straw/09/2011/an-hour-of-chumbawambas-music-through-the-ages : This hour show features various songs by the almost 30-year-old british anarcho-band, Chumbawamba. Featured songs range from their early punk roots, through their pop stages as well as their folk songs. I hope you enjoy. No tubthumping, please. Topics: chumbawamba, final straw, bursts o'goodness, anarcho-punk, folk, punk Source: Asheville Free Media, ashevillefm.org
from AshevilleFMInterview with Ramona, an anarchist activist in Slovenia and member of the Federation for Anarchist Organizing. She speaks about the uprisings which have been happening in that country since November, 2012 in reaction to widespread political corruption and police surveillance. Among other topics, we touch on the conditions leading up to these ongoing uprisings, a brief history of anarchist organizing in Slovenia, and the upcoming Balkan Anarchist Bookfair, which will take... Topics: ashevillefm, final straw, anarchist, slovenia, maribor, Ljubljana, uprising
This week's The Final Straw features metal and crust tracks from such projects as Woe, Agrion Splendens, and they eat their own god. Hope y'all enjoy!The playlist can be found here.Streaming at afm from 3AM EST, 6/24/2013, podcasting at radio4all.net (link pending). Topics: bursts, final straw, kxcf, kwtf, ashevillefm, metal, music
A newer take on an older show by the same title. To qoute the older blog: "It gets lonely up here by the broadcast tower, winds howling as the summer turns to winter, skipping autumn (apparently). Let me welcome you into the twilight with some lovely Country, Alt-Country, Outlaw and more. An hour of chaps, boot-scootin' and geetars." Available at www.ashevillefm.org/the-final-straw through 1/29/12, after on www.archive.org by searching the show title. Topics: country, alt-country, outlaw, final straw, bursts, ashevillefm
This week's show features a conversation with one of the editors of the recently released journal of Nihilist Anarchism called Attentat, available from Little Black Cart. We explore some of the history of the term nihilism and some of the philosophical underpinnings to it, as well as what intellectual nihilism today and active nihilism today look like around the world and in the U.S. in particular. The editor speaks about what they think nihilism can bring to anarchism and vice-versa.More... Topics: philosophy, nihilism, anarchism, kwtf, kxcf, ashevillefm, final straw, consequences
from http://www.ashevillefm.org/the-final-straw/02/2012/conspiracy-trials-grand-juries-and-security-culture This week's show features a conversation with Ian Coldwater, a co-founder of the Coldsnap Legal Collective, about Conspiracy Trials, Grand Juries, Security Culture and technology. We discuss some of the trials that have come up against Anarchists, Animal and Earth defenders and other radicals over the last 8 years in the U.S. and Canada with an eye towards what we can learn in order to... Topics: conspiracy, trial, grand jury, anarchist, animal, earth, enviornmentalist, environmentalism, final...
Some local and national announcements followed by almost an hour of wicked sludge and doom metal. Check out the playlist at http://www.ashevillefm.org/node/4285 . The show will be available at www.ashevillefm.org/the-final-straw from 3/26-4/1/12 and afterwards downloadable at archive.org by searching the show title. Enjoy! Topics: stoner, sludge, post-metal, black, metal, final straw, bursts o'goodness
This week's show will be a conversation with Saro Lynch-Tomason and Kila Donovan, members of the Asheville May Day Choir about music, resistance, history and the upcoming May Day celebrations in Asheville. Saro and Kila are also members of the band, Red Wind. The show features in-studio renditions of some beautiful resistance songs that we'll be hearing this year. The two jamboree shows will be a benefit for Blair Pathways. http://www.blairpathways.com/ http://redwindmusic.com/ Topics: red wind, blair, final straw, labor, bursts, asheville, ashevillefm, kxcf, kwtf, may day,...
from http://www.ashevillefm.org/the-final-straw/07/2012/american-anti-fascists-the-case-of-the-tinley-park-5 The first half of this week's show features a conversation with Telly of the Hoosier Anti-Racist Movement, an Indiana Anti-Fascist grouping. We'll talk about the Tinley Park 5, five young men arrested in a suburb south of Chicago and accused of disrupting a white supremacist gathering in early May. July 21st is the next bail hearing for the Tinley Park 5. July 31st is International Day... Topics: Tinley Park, Five, HARM, ARA, anonymous, ashveillefm.org, final straw, bursts o'goodness, anarchist
This week's show features a conversation with the anarchist, Jason Hammonds, about his brother, Jeremy, who's been imprisoned over a year without trial for allegedly leaking information to Wikileaks. The second conversation is an interview with a member of the Belarus Anarchist Black Cross about recent history and repression in Belarus. First things first: Jeremy Hammond. The first half of this week's show will be a discussion with Jason Hammonds, brother of imprisoned anarchist hacker and... Topics: final straw, ashevillefm, kxcf, kwtf, anarchist, black cross, prisoner, hammond, anonymous, hacker,...
playlist available here: This week's show features tracks by Tesa from their 2008 album, Heartbeats From The Sky as well as a track from Ash Borer's new album, Cold of Ages. Enjoy! Topics: stoner, sludge, post-metal, black, metal, final straw, bursts, ashevillefm, kxcf, kwtf
from http://www.ashevillefm.org/the-final-straw/06/2012/occupy-everything-anarchists-in-the-occupy-movement-2009-2011-with-aragorn This week's show features a conversation with Aragorn! Aragorn is an author based out of the Bay Area who is responsible for numerous essays on anarchism, nihilism and indigeneity; was an editor of Anarchy: a Journal of Desire Armed, and currently helps to publish The Anvil Review. More recently, Aragorn hass been working with Ardent Press and edited a compilation... Topics: anarchism, anarchy, aragorn, bursts, final straw, kxcf, kwtf, occupy, little black cart
(originally posted at http://www.ashevillefm.org/the-final-straw/09/2011/occupy-wall-street-in-asheville) 200 to 300 bodies occupy the space and sleep on the street right next to Wall Street, financial hub of the east coast. To some, the place symbolizes the living and breathing Sacre Coeur of Capitalism, the highest stage of human global awareness and economy. A system offering to break down monolithic governments and swap them for more democratic ones and to scoop the ingenious and hard... Topics: occupy, wall street, asheville, ashevillefm.org, the final straw, bursts o'goodness
A resurfaced archive of our first show. now almost 3 years ago on May 09, 2010. From the blog post:We were lucky enough to be allowed to interview two folks from the LGBTQI communities this week directly effected by the spate of bashings in Asheville. We'll talk about their and others' attempts to organize for more safety in the streets of our city, the March taking place on Wednesday (5/12) in Montford, and their experiences of being female bodied and LGBTQI/LGBTQI-perceived. We'll also... Topics: final straw, ashevillefm, kxcf, kwtf, safe streets, bash, queer, asheville, lgbtqii
This week's show features two interviews. The first is a conversation is with Mark of Croatan Earth First! about the recent visits by JTTF/FBI to anti-fracking activists on the East Coast, climate-change activists on the West Coast and and GJ-targetted Anarchist communities in NYC.The second conversation takes place between our friend, Wren Awry (AFM news hour) and Dustin Steele about Dustin's work with the Beards Fork Health Survey to gather information on the health effects of surface... Topics: kxcf, kwtf, ashevillefm, final straw, punk, metal, earth first, anarchism, grand jury, jttf, fbi
An hour dedicated to music dedicated to a great dreamer of our age... of all ages... An old one, so to speak. You'll hear electronica, orchestra, metallica (only kind of) and children's songs invoking the great Old One who sleeps beneath R'yleh until the time has come for him to wipe all from this world. Cthulhu. A maddening abyss will ensue. Topics: cthulhu, ktulu, lovecraft, bursts, o'goodness, horror, solstice, final straw, asheville, r'yleh, ia
from http://www.ashevillefm.org/the-final-straw/03/2012/market-anti-capitalism-a-conversation-with-charles-w-johnson This week's show features an interview with Charles W. Johnson, an editor and contributor to the new edition "Markets Not Capitalism: Individualist Anarchism Against Bosses, Inequality, Corporate Power, and Structural Poverty", just out from Autonomedia Press. Charles is a market anarchist writer from Auburn, Alabama. He is a member of Occupy Auburn, a Research... Topics: markets, capitalism, libertarian, anarchist, charles w. johnson, bursts o'goodness, final straw,...
An hourlong conversation with Ben Saari, member of Santa Rosa CopWatch and longtime police accountability activist from the Bay Area. We spoke about the case of Johannes Mehserle, BART cop who was video taped shooting Oscar Grant III in the back by numerous witnesses. The show was not edited for FCC consumption. The playlist features many songs concerning the shooting of Grant. Topics: final straw, oscar grant, ben saari, ashevillefm, copwatch, santa rosa, bart, mehserle, police,...
This week, we spoke with Imam Siddique Abdullah Hasan who is facing the death penalty for his role as a negotiator during the prisoner uprising at the SOCF facility in Lucasville in April of 1993. Hasan, as well as 4 other prisoners, have become known as the Lucasville 5. 4 of them are charged with the death of a prison guard by the name of Bobby Vallandingham as well as 9 inmates considered to be snitches. The riot began as negotiations between Sunni prisoners, of which Hasan was one of... Topics: lucasville, ashevillefm, kxcf, kwtf, final straw, prison, uprising, hasan, carlos sanders,...
A redone version of a show from December, 12 2010. From that blog post: "My first show dedicated to the oft-forgotten (except among the ultra-hipsters) and under-appreciated genre/movement called No Wave. Originated in, although not totally limited to, New York in the Late 1970's, No Wave is jumpy, primal, danceable and melodic and atonal and all of these things and more! Enjoy. " Available from The Final Straw from Sept 3-10. Downloadable from archive.org by searching the show title.... Topics: no wave, brian eno, new york, punk, ashevillefm, kxcf, kwtf, bursts, final straw, post-punk
A live conversation with Ryan Conrad, blogger at Against Equality blog and editor of Against Equality: Queer Critiques of Gay Marriage. During the hour we discuss inclusion, mainstreaming, marriage as an institution and the "rights" that come with it. We also discuss the lobbying groups pushing for same-sex marriage.http://www.againstequality.org/stuff/against-equality-queer-critiques-of-gay-marriage/ Topics: ryan conrad, ashevillefm, final straw, anarchism, marriage, gay, lesbian, trans, religion, gender,...
This week's show features a conversation with Hannah Dobbz about their new book, Nine-Tenths of the Law: Property and Resistance in the United States. Hannah was also the creator of the documentary "Shelter: A Squatumentary". We talk about squatting in the U.S., homesteading, market values, views on squat resistance in other countries from the U.S. and more. The latter half of the show features a musical selection from the metal and gothy end of the spectrum.... Topics: final straw, ashevillefm, kwtf, kxcf, hannah dobbz, squat, ak press, author, anarchism, property,...
This episode features a conversation with Anarchist philosopher, author and radio host John Zerzan. John has authored six books, including Elements of Refusal, Running on Emptiness and, most recently, Future Primitive Revisited (2012, Feral House). Some of his writings have been recently compiled into Origins: A John Zerzan Reader (2010, FC Press jointly with Black and Green Press). His radio show airs every Tuesday at 7pm EST on 88.1 FM on KWVA radio out of U of O in Eugene, Oregon. This week... Topics: anarchist, anarchy, green, eco, civilization, kwtf, kxcf, ashevillefm.org, bursts, final straw,...
This week's show is about the case of two prisoners in Ohio. In 2011, the staff at Mansfield Correctional Institution (MANCI) became aware of a nascent guerilla sabotage movement starting among prisoners called the Army of the 12 Monkeys (A12M). A12M sabotage and organizing manual and propaganda began circulating among prisoners. Cells were searched in detail and James “BlackJack” Dzelijilja was found to have angry hiphop against prison he'd written and also a book on Ericco Malatesta, the... Topics: ashevillefm, kxcf, kwtf, ben turk, sean swain, ohio, blackjack, final straw, prison, prisoner,...
This week's episode of the Final Straw features a conversation with Cami, a resident of the ZAD (Zone À Défendre or Zone To Defend) speaks about experiences of living on, defending, struggling on and with the project and the people in Western France and against the police, airport expansion and fascists.Backstory: Notre-Dame-des-Landes (NDDL) in western France has been the target of the French government and private corporations like Vinci Construction for the building of new... Topics: ashevillefm, final straw, zad, france, vinci, nantes, notre-dame-des-landes, squat, anarchism,...
from www.ashevillefm.org/the-final/straw This weeks show was a conversation my friend Loida. Loida lives in the Asheville area, works here, was up until recently a student here. Loida is undocumented. We spend the hour talking about some of the laws recently passed around the U.S. and NC (and on their way to passage) that target folks without documentation, we discuss racism, we explore belonging and exclusion and identity. Topics: immigration, immigrant, chile, final straw, bursts, asheville, north carolina, student, citizen
On the night of New Years Eve this year, there was an incident of violence that occurred at a party which left six people stabbed and/or beaten in the Reynoldstown neighborhood of Atlanta. One man, Luke O'Donovan, was taken to the hospital with multiple bruises and also stab wounds on his back, was arrested. The police and media narrative, based on the words of those present at the party, states that Luke left the party angry, returned with a knife and, as we've seen portrayed in recent... Topics: luke o'donovan, atlanta, abc, support, prisoner, queer, ashevillefm, kxcf, kwtf, bursts, final...
from http://www.ashevillefm.org/the-final-straw/03/2013/lorenzo-komboa-ervin-memphis-organizes-against-police-and-the-kkkMemphis is heating up! This year will be the first observance of the International Day of Action Against Police Brutality on March 15th, organized in part by Black Autonomy CopWatch. Also, on March 30th, the KKK will be holding a rally against the city's decision to rename the park housing the body of Nathan Bedford Forrest, a confederate General and founder of the KKK. ... Topics: bursts, ashevillefm, kxcf, kwtf, final straw, ervin, panther, copwatch, black, autonomy, memphis,...
This hour's show is the product of late night obsession. Some of my favorite instrumental turntablist and mash tracks by some of the greats of Hip Hop (and some who wouldn't fit easily under that flag). I hope you enjoy and, if you haven't already, suggest that you find a copy of the inspirational and informative documentary, Scratch (2002) for AMAZING interviews and original footage of this cultural movement from the eyes of the DJ. What it is. Topics: hiphop, hip-hop, hip, hop, final straw, bursts o'goodness, turntablism, dj, mashup, ashevillefm